The Works of Émile Zola

Emile Zola by Eduard Manet

Emile Zola by Eduard Manet

 This is a collaborative blog, created through the joint efforts of readers who enjoy the works of Émile Zola. We hope to gather information about his works in one place for quick and easy reference, and we welcome contributions from other enthusiasts.

To access the commentaries that we currently have, visit the Index of Works page (see the menu) where there are links to follow under the title of the work.

Also visit our sister site La Comedie Humaine which is a resource for readers of Honoré de Balzac, and our new site celebrating the author Guy de Maupassant.

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This blog is the brainchild of Lisa Hill from ANZ LitLovers in Australia and Dagny a.k.a Madame Vauquer from the Vauquer Boarding House.  Other contributors are Guy Savage from His Futile Preoccupations;  Emma (whose native language is French) reads Zola in the original French, but blogs in English at Book Around the Corner;  Nancy from Silver Season; and Jonathan who has just joined the blogging world to share his expertise here.  We also welcome Rachel who blogs at Bookishly Witty to the team, and as of 2017, Karen from Booker Talk..

And what about you?  If you have suggestions, corrections, additional information, or commentaries, summaries or excerpts on your own website that you would like to share, please use the contact form below.  We would also welcome contributions recommending the best translations.

11 comments on “The Works of Émile Zola

  1. Tarnmoor says:

    Sounds interesting.


  2. Kudos and many thanks to Nancy for creating our Banner.


  3. The Banner is wonderful


  4. Jeremy Kwok says:

    Excellent website / blog! I’ve been visiting here almost daily since I started reading Emile Zola’s RM cycle. Hopefully I’ll be able to contribute as well! Much appreciate the good work that has been done here!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Lisa Hill says:

      Welcome, Jeremy, and thanks for the encouraging feedback:)

      Liked by 1 person

      • Jeremy Kay says:

        I have got a quick question – do we have a facebook page for this blog? It would certainly be a good idea to have one so that we can have all the fans under one roof? There are lots of Zola fans out there but since there isn’t much promotion he seems a bit obscured not compare to other writers which is a bit of a shame..


        • Lisa Hill says:

          Hello Jeremy, ah, no, we don’t. Speaking only for myself, the less I have to do with Facebook the happier I am, and I would not want to have the responsibility of having to monitor it, moderate it and respond to comments. But if other members of the group that created this want to do it, that’s up to them.
          I do think it would be good if the Wikipedia page about Zola included mention of this blog, but that’s for someone else to do. (You cannot add info about your own activities to WP, someone has to do it for you).


    • Dagny says:

      Adding my welcome and thanks to Lisa’s. Love the RM cycle. Such great reading.

      Liked by 1 person

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